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REMINDER: CFP: Research Workshop Program, Mandel Center, USHMM, (Deadline 14 May 2021)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: RESEARCH WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Applications due May 14, 2021

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites proposals from individuals and institutions to co-organize research workshops in conjunction with the Mandel Center in 2022.

CFP (Virtual Conference): GDR Today VI – Minority Experiences of the GDR, 16-17 September 2021 (Deadline 28 May 2021)

As part of the GDR Today series, we welcome abstracts from doctoral candidates and early-career researchers for an online conference on 16-17 September 2021, co-hosted by the Universities of St An

CFA (Prize): CEHS Book and Article Prizes (Deadline 31 July 2021)

The Central European History Society (CEHS) is accepting nominations for its book and article prizes. Both prizes recognize the best English-language work written on Central European history by a permanent resident of North America. The annual Hans Rosenberg Book Prize considers all eligible books with an imprint of 2020.

CFP (Conference): Making and keeping promises in politics and culture. Towards the development of a conceptual framework, 4-6 May 2022, Dresden (Deadline 1 August 2021)

Promises inform contemporary social practices, discourse and interpretation, permeate everyday life, and influence interpersonal relationships. They are intimately connected with expectations, aspirations and visions. Decisions about the future that we take in the light of experience and current conditions are significantly influenced by the way in which promises are perceived and anticipated. Therefore, promises – even broken ones – seem to create potentially predictable and configurable time frames.

CFA: Inaugural Prawer Lecture (promoting the work of outstanding graduate students), 27 January 2022 (Deadline 30 June 2021)

The English Goethe Society invites entries for the inaugural Prawer Lecture, to be held on 27 January 2022. This new annual lecture will promote the work of outstanding graduate students working on any aspect of literature, culture and history in the German-speaking world from 1700-1900. The first lecture will be held in the academic year 2021-22. The winner will be invited to address the EGS, and the lecture published in a subsequent issue of PEGS. In addition, the lecture carries a cash prize of £300 Further details about the lecture can be found here:

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Alina Dana Weber
Reviewer: 
Heidi L. Nees

Nees on Weber, 'Blood Brothers and Peace Pipes: Performing the Wild West in German Festivals'

Alina Dana Weber. Blood Brothers and Peace Pipes: Performing the Wild West in German Festivals. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2019. 424 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-32350-9.

Reviewed by Heidi L. Nees (Bowling Green State University) Published on H-German (May, 2021) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (Jacksonville University)

Author: 
Gavriel David Rosenfeld
Reviewer: 
Brian Crim

Crim on Rosenfeld, 'The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present'

Gavriel David Rosenfeld. The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. xi + 399 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-49749-7

Reviewed by Brian Crim (University of Lynchburg) Published on H-German (April, 2021) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (Jacksonville University)

Author: 
Marco Bellabarba
Reviewer: 
Kurt J. Baird

Baird on Bellabarba, 'Das Habsburgerreich 1765-1918'

Marco Bellabarba. Das Habsburgerreich 1765-1918. Translated by Barbara Kleiner. Munich: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2020. x + 193 pp. $34.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-11-067488-0.

Reviewed by Kurt J. Baird (University of York) Published on H-German (February, 2021) Commissioned by Jasper Heinzen (Department of History, University of York)

Author: 
Stephen Milder
Reviewer: 
Andrew S. Tompkins

Tompkins on Milder, 'Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement and Political Environmentalism in West Germany and Beyond, 1968–1983'

Stephen Milder. Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement and Political Environmentalism in West Germany and Beyond, 1968–1983. New Studies in European History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 300 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-13510-9

Author: 
Sarah Thomsen Vierra
Reviewer: 
Brian Van Wyck

Van Wyck on Vierra, 'Turkish Immigrants in the Federal Republic of Germany: Immigration, Space, and Belonging, 1961-1990'

Sarah Thomsen Vierra. Turkish Immigrants in the Federal Republic of Germany: Immigration, Space, and Belonging, 1961-1990. Publications of the German Historical Institute Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 282 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42730-2.

Reviewed by Brian Van Wyck (Harvard University) Published on H-German (May, 2020) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Stefan Breuer
Reviewer: 
Nicola Karcher

Karcher on Breuer, 'Die Nordische Bewegung in der Weimarer Republik'

Stefan Breuer. Die Nordische Bewegung in der Weimarer Republik. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2018. 270 pp. $68.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-447-11019-8.

Reviewed by Nicola Karcher (Østfold University College) Published on H-German (January, 2020) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Peter C. Caldwell, Karrin Hanshew
Reviewer: 
Prof. Dr. Jacco Pekelder

Pekelder on Caldwell and Hanshew, 'Germany Since 1945: Politics, Culture, and Society'

Peter C. Caldwell, Karrin Hanshew. Germany Since 1945: Politics, Culture, and Society. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. xiii + 366 pp. $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4742-6241-5.

Reviewed by Prof. Dr. Jacco Pekelder (Universiteit Utrecht) Published on H-German (December, 2019) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Sheldon Aaron Goldberg
Reviewer: 
Dr. Thorsten Loch

Loch on Goldberg, 'From Disarmament to Rearmament: The Reversal of US Policy toward West Germany, 1946–1955'

Sheldon Aaron Goldberg. From Disarmament to Rearmament: The Reversal of US Policy toward West Germany, 1946–1955. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2017. 352 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-2300-4.

Reviewed by Dr. Thorsten Loch (Zentrum für Militärgeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr) Published on H-German (June, 2019) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Nathan Stoltzfus
Reviewer: 
Richard Weikart

Weikart on Stoltzfus, 'Hitler's Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany'

Nathan Stoltzfus. Hitler's Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 416 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21750-6.

Reviewed by Richard Weikart (California State University, Stanislaus) Published on H-German (May, 2019) Commissioned by David Harrisville (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Author: 
Lisa Pine, ed.
Reviewer: 
Nathan Stoltzfus

Stoltzfus on Pine, 'Life and Times in Nazi Germany'

Lisa Pine, ed. Life and Times in Nazi Germany. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016. 328 pp. $35.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4742-1792-7.

Reviewed by Nathan Stoltzfus (Florida State University) Published on H-German (October, 2018) Commissioned by David Harrisville (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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